At a Glance

At a Glance

Most of what we do is bespoke to particular projects or current research interests in response to people getting in touch. However we understand the value of easy-to-access opportunities and below you will find a snapshot of annual initiatives we've put into place to help staff and students get involved. Many are coupled to professional development modules, listed further down, encouraging a skills-through-practice approach to public engagement.

PERU-led Annual Opportunities to Engage 

  • Community cafe programme including Cafe Scientifique Aberdeen City and Cafe MED Foresterhill. Currently we are running Cafe Connecvt an online podcast format which embraces all academic disciplines
  • EXPLORATHON, Scotland's celebration for European Researchers' Night 
  • PechaKucha Aberdeen Night 
  • British Science Week 
  • Festival of Social Sciences 
  • University at TechFest

Annual engagement incentives and initiatives

  • Principal's Prize for Public Engagement with Research (nominated or self-nominated prize scheme with early career and senior categories)
  • Three Minute Thesis(competition with mentoring and support)
  • Famelab (science communication competition with mentoring and support) 

Training and Development (in association with the University's Researcher Development)

  • Public Engagement introductory module (particularly for new staff/students, highlights the PE landscape in Aberdeen and the benefits of getting involved)
  • Funded Opportunities (offered when appropriate to highlight the funded opportunities we have for engagement activities)
  • PechaKucha Training
  • Bright Club Training
  • Famelab training